Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars
Age Recommended: 11 and up
Bobby Ether and The Academy was a great book. I loved the storyline where a person seemed nice, then was portrayed as evil, and then turned out to be nice. The writing style of the author was interesting because the focus of the chapters changed often.
Bobby Ether is a boy who has “miraculous” abilities. He is at his basketball game when he shoots and the ball is too far away from the basket to make it. Somehow, Bobby envisions the ball going into the basket, and he makes the shot.
Bobby becomes a celebrity, and everybody wants to hangout with him. Soon after the celebrations, he is in the boys locker room when a lady, Cassandra, approaches him and tells him that he has special abilities.
She drives Bobby to his house and he learns that there are ways to learn how to control his abilities. Some people come to Bobby’s house looking for him and Cassandra tells him that they must flee.
Cassandra drives Bobby to a safe location and shows him his range of powers. However, the information is too much for Bobby to handle and he runs away.
Bobby is taken in by people at a place called the Academy where he is to learn about how to use his powers. Bobby is heartbroken when he finds out that a car crash has killed his parents.
The Headmistress of the Academy tells Bobby that Cassandra had ordered his parents to be killed. While Bobby is there, figuring out how to plot revenge, he unlocks a generation old mystery and discovers a secret that could ruin his life…